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Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The John Pellam Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780743579483
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Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career -- until a tragedy sidetracked him. Now he's a location scout, who travels the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamor for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception -- his illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly center stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust, and conspiracy, which have a stranglehold on this less-than-picture-perfect locale. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Shallow Graves is a real pleasure—tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo!” 

    Lawrence Block, New York Times bestselling author

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 12/21/2013

    " Early Deaver leaning his formula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/11/2013

    " In my view Shallow graves'd deserve a higher rating. The whole story was very nicely told, it was exciting and funny even. I never got bored. Just wished it'd be longer. :-) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 7/20/2013

    " did not like, did not finish "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miguel | 6/11/2013

    " Didnt really like this book. Too draggy at the beginning, with lots of changes in scene. Too confusing. What lead to the ending was exciting and fast paced though, only that it ended so quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Priya | 5/19/2013

    " Definitely not the stuff one expects from the Jeffery Deaver stable. The first 60% of the book was a drag-fest and then it speeds up a wee bit - just enough to stop me from moving it to the 'give-up' list. I did finish it. And it was just about ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/28/2013

    " John Pellam works for a film (movie) maker as a location scout. He stumbles on a small town racket which puts him in harm's way. The characters are quite well developed and somewhat credible. The plot has some twists which keep the reader interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 9/17/2012

    " It was a slow start and seemed to be somewhat disjointed, but by the end it really pulled me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 8/22/2012

    " its only ok... not near as good as bone collector was! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 8/1/2012

    " It took a long time to get going and I figured out who the mastermind was early on. Not one of Deaver's best efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 5/29/2012

    " It grew on me towards the end but still somewhat predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 9/21/2011

    " Took a while to get this story going but it was OK, a story about a stranger in a small town & how they are trying everything to get him to leave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/14/2011

    " I like Deaver's thrillers. This is the first of his books that I have read based on John Pellam. Shorter and warmer in character than the Lincoln Rhyme series, I am used to reading. A thoroughly easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 3/4/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Pellam, the main character reminded me of Jack Reacher somewhat, but without as much knowledge of violent confrontation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/23/2011

    " Less dark than some other Deavers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 2/2/2011

    " It was nice to read yet another Deaver book. His books are easy to read, interesting, and well plotted. This was no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Biblophile | 1/25/2011

    " Believable characters and an average plot. Wasn't a bad read, although I like some of his other books better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 11/25/2010

    " It took a long time to get going and I figured out who the mastermind was early on. Not one of Deaver's best efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 9/11/2010

    " John Pellam works for a film (movie) maker as a location scout. He stumbles on a small town racket which puts him in harm's way. The characters are quite well developed and somewhat credible. The plot has some twists which keep the reader interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 12/6/2009

    " Took a while to get this story going but it was OK, a story about a stranger in a small town & how they are trying everything to get him to leave.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 6/3/2009

    " did not like, did not finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 12/27/2008

    " It was nice to read yet another Deaver book. His books are easy to read, interesting, and well plotted. This was no exception.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 7/25/2008

    " Less dark than some other Deavers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/6/2008

    " its only ok... not near as good as bone collector was! "

About the Author

Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, winner of three of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voice of the Year awards, is a stage, television, and screen actor. He has recorded numerous audiobooks and earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, his film credits include Fly Away Home, Maximum Overdrive, Hairspray, and The Diversion, a short film which he acted in and produced. On television, he has appeared in Army Wives, Damages, As the World Turns, Rescue Me, Law & Order, and New York Undercover. He received a BA degree from Skidmore College and an MFA from Vermont College.